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by Redo
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Canadian Jacob?
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Canadian Jacob?

I mean, you don't need 7000 per kid. 36k CAD for a family of 4 is easily doable, but they make it sound like it's some difficult thing. They even have a paid off house. This is why I stay away from these personal finance people, they are usually upper-middle class living in their own bubble. People ...
by Redo
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Canadian Jacob?
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Canadian Jacob?

Am I the only one who finds this clickbaity? They are both working, and there's nothing extreme about their early retirement. Edit: Did a little digging, "How to live on $36,000 a year"......no comment. http://www.canadian-dream-free-at-45.com/2019/09/12/how-to-live-on-36000-a-year-part-i/ This seem...
by Redo
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 52
Views: 14881

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

Good to know, thanks.
by Redo
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Best Productivity Boosting Furniture/Computers/Tactics?
Replies: 20
Views: 3555

Re: Best Productivity Boosting Furniture/Computers/Tactics?

Have you seen Mr. Robot? I wrote a simple script that mimics the Whiterose beeping clock technique. Basically I get a vibration every minute letting me know a minute has passed. It keeps me focused, and lets me know how much time I'm wasting on Reddit, etc.
by Redo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 52
Views: 14881

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

Thanks. I don't mind dry, but clarity is important. Seems like some of the textbooks are confusing based on the reviews.
by Redo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 52
Views: 14881

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

Are these books actually good? They have mediocre ratings on amazon.
by Redo
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stoicism
Replies: 18
Views: 3993

Re: Stoicism

chenda wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Great lecture. Marcus Aurelius must have been on the autistic spectrum.

I used to like Greek philosophy until I discovered Indian and Iranian philosophy, and see now the Greeks were really just a bunch of amateurs.
What do you recommend reading?
by Redo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 47
Views: 8170

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

A one child policy is not the answer. We have seen this before (aborting the less desired sex in utero for instance). Also, with 5G, population decline may just happen on it's own. No population = no society. It's like telling a tree it can only grow one limb. Great analogy eh!? But if there is a w...
by Redo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 47
Views: 8170

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

You keep saying I'm trying to dictate the behavior of others, I'm not. I'm not a Hitler freak trying to sterilize everyone. I'm just saying to incentivize people to make better choices through taxes. Government. In the same way others before you have suggested. Have you seen how that has worked out ...
by Redo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 47
Views: 8170

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

A world-wide one-child policy would be absolutely devastating, orders of magnitude more punishing to people worldwide than global warming over virtually any timescale. You and Thomas Malthus would probably have a lot to talk about, though. EDIT: I realize I may not have explained fully. The modern ...
by Redo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 47
Views: 8170

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

:lol: No. I am saying ignore the political side. There are no solutions there. Lovely. Do you have a plan? If so, I am all ears. Even a historical precedent would do. Simply wanting people to behave differently has a poor track record. Actively forcing people to behave differently has a far, far wo...
by Redo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 47
Views: 8170

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

Because it was tangentially linked to environmentalism, and from there to policy. Thus it is political. And nothing political needs to be in the least truthful. It's still political because who it affects, and who must pay, can still be lied about with impunity. By both sides. When far more of my g...
by Redo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 47
Views: 8170

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

Maybe the solution to overpopulation is a secular humanism that leads to polyamory and the degradation of family values, advanced technology and globalization that leads to a power law distribution of wealth and the cost prohibitiveness of having children, central banking that crushes the spirit of...
by Redo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Thriving for the next 100-200 years
Replies: 15
Views: 3255

Re: Thriving for the next 100-200 years

As I said, I knew you were probably trolling. My sarcasm meter isn't completely broken. Anyways if you want to get rich, then profit off the doom and gloom. Invest in those shady loan companies, charge people to take pictures of almost extinct animals and birds (they're already doing that with coral...
by Redo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Thriving for the next 100-200 years
Replies: 15
Views: 3255

Re: Thriving for the next 100-200 years

Both? @thegreatvoid said that's his plan, so I thanked him for decreasing resource competition. You're probably trolling, but just in case you aren't. "I appreciate your willingness to lay down, die, and go extinct for the cause. We need more people like you to give up their share of resources so t...
by Redo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2
Replies: 47
Views: 8170

Re: Doug Casy on the Climate Change Hoax Part 2

While I do agree that government is useless, and carbon taxes are just an excuse to collect more money, climate change is not a hoax. WTF, why is this still a debate? Do people not pay attention to the extreme weather that is worsening in the news? And even if climate change was a hoax, is overpopul...
by Redo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vice's Take on ERE!
Replies: 14
Views: 3292

Re: Vice's Take on ERE!

I'm having a hard time believing he's this stupid. I feel like he's only pretending to be this stupid so people don't try this and consume as much as possible, call me a conspiracy nutcase.
by Redo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Thriving for the next 100-200 years
Replies: 15
Views: 3255

Re: Thriving for the next 100-200 years

Augustus wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:53 pm
I appreciate your willingness to lay down, die, and go extinct for the cause. We need more people like you to give up their share of resources so that my offspring will thrive.
Is this a joke or are you being serious?
by Redo
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: List of essentials
Replies: 54
Views: 13662

Re: List of essentials

BRUTE wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:05 pm
P-51 military can opener
brute has 10
Thanks, but why do you have 10 can openers? :?
by Redo
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: List of essentials
Replies: 54
Views: 13662

Re: List of essentials

"@tony there's always the law of diminishing returns, if I had to wing it I would say quality works on a log scale: a $100 pan will be 10x better than a $10 pan, but if you want 10x better quality than the $100 one you will have to spend $1000. So everybody can find their sweet spot, but usually I'...